Title: Has the Burden and Distribution of PCBs and PBDEs Changed in European Background Soils between 1998 and 2008? Implications for Sources and Processes. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: Norway 
Year: 2012 
Availability: Environ. Sci. Technol., 2011, 45 (17), pp 7291–7297 DOI: 10.1021/es200961p 
Author 1/Producer: Schuster, J.K. 
Other Authors/Producers: Rosalinda Gioia, Claudia Moeckel, Tripti Agarwal, Thomas D. Bucheli, Knut Breivik, Eiliv Steinnes, and Kevin C. Jones 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es200961p  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Soil-->Soil quality
Short description: Overall concentrations of some persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in soil have declined, according to research conducted in Norway and the UK. The researchers suggest that there has been a reduced influence of primary sources of some POPs on soils for these two countries in recent years. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 16/01/2012

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